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Veteran Home Entertainment Publicist Ed Baran Switches Hats

11 Dec, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel


Ed Baran, an 18-year publicist in home entertainment specializing in independent films, Dec. 11 announced he is leaving the industry to become brand manager for designer Angelo Surmelis, host of HGTV's “Rate My Space.”

Based in Los Angeles, Baran spent the previous decade representing MTI Home Video, headed by Larry and Claudia Brahms.

“I have worked with MTI for the past 10 years ... and wish I could continue for another 20,” Baran said in a statement. “I am forever indebted to them for all they have done for me, independent filmmakers and this industry.”

Baran is spearheading marketing efforts for the new angelo:HOME retail store in downtown Los Angeles.

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